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Maneuver to deny consumers financial satisfaction

The song (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction may have been recorded decades ago first by Otis Redding and later by the Rolling Stones, but its message is still true today. Its lyrics, “I’ve tried, and I’ve tried,” strike a resonant ...

To be young, Black and working in the field of education

Soon I will be closing my time as a summer intern at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and beginning my final undergraduate year at Howard University. I’ve learned more about public education at the NAPCS in two months ...

The job vs. family care: The false choices of women in the workplace

I was riding home from work on the Commuter Rail one night when the train lost power. In the dark, without the hum of the engine, I could hear every detail of my fellow passengers’ conversations.

Don’t stop working, never give up!

What a week it’s been. It’s hard to conceive that despite opposition from hundreds of organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AARP and dozens of disease and patient advocacy groups; despite loud protests through ...

‘Voter fraud’ commission is fraudulent

There’s a branch in philosophy called epistemology that deals with the theory of knowledge.

Voter suppression in the wake of Shelby Co.

Voter suppression is a serious issue that threatens the integrity of our elections.

Reciprocity for Blacks in the marketplace

We hear a great deal of discussion about the percentage of money Blacks spend with Black businesses versus how much we spend with White businesses – and others as well. It is said that 90 percent-plus of Black dollars are ...

More civil rights, consumer protection rollbacks sought

When Barack Obama completed his two terms as America’s president, his legacy was punctuated by two key policy reforms: health care and consumer protection.

McCain, cancer and the living God of the oppressed

A common complaint these days is that young people will not go to church.

An open letter to the United States Senate

I learned my first lessons about injustice and health as a little Black girl growing up in segregated Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Civil rights icon Rev. Barber charts new course down beaten paths

“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it. There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and ...

Facing the assault on civil rights, justice

The Trump administration has launched an unprecedented rollback of civil rights and voting rights. Those who care about building a more perfect union face harsh headwinds. We’ve gone from an administration seeking to fulfill these rights to one seeking to ...

Black homeownership declines in major cities

For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies’ annual report, State of the Nation’s Housing 2017. It also found the declines vary by race and ethnicity.

The US: A new unrecognizable, traumatized nation under God

We are a traumatized nation, under God.

It’s your money, but who is tracking your income, spending habits and why?

The Nielsen African American Consumer Report, released in October 2016 titled, Young, Connected, and Black – African American millennials are driving social change and leading digital advancement, points out various issues related to how Blacks spend our dollars, with an ...